Tag Archives: Ukraine

LGBTI news from Middle East, Africa, Singapore

LGBTI news in brief from  Iran, Iraq,  Kenya, Nigeria, Singapore and Uganda — all of them countries that have anti-LGBTI policies or have considered adopting them. These items are excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS Equal Eyes recaps of the … Continue reading

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Ukraine victory: ‘Celebration with tears on our eyes’

LGBT Ukrainians won a victory Nov. 12 with the passage of a ban on employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. But was it a hollow victory, and perhaps just a temporary victory? Olena Shevchenko, chair … Continue reading

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​On third try, Ukraine passes law against anti-LGBTI bias

Kyiv Post reports: ​ Ukraine finally passes anti-bias law, a prerequisite for visa-free travel to EU In its third attempt, Ukraine’s parliament passed amendments to the Labor Code on Nov. 12 that will end lingering Soviet-era workplace discrimination over sexual … Continue reading

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Ukraine activists, ambivalent allies seek ban on anti-LGBTI bias

LGBTI rights activists have vowed to keep pushing for passage of a Ukrainian law against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. They fell short this week in the Ukrainian parliament, although they amassed more votes than … Continue reading

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Ukraine homophobia blocks visa-free European trips

Foreign Policy magazine analyzes Ukraine’s vote yesterday against closer ties to the European Union and against a ban on anti-LGBTI discrimination. This is an excerpt from the Foreign Policy article: Ukraine Chooses Homophobia Over Europe This spring, Ukraine’s government decided … Continue reading

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Ukraine: Weak response to attack on LGBTI rights defender

Front Line Defenders reports today: Ukraine: Attack on LGBTI rights defender On 14 September 2015, human rights defender Mr Nick Carter and his friend Mr Kondratov were severely beaten by four unidentified men in Kiev. Nick Carter is a Kiev-based … Continue reading

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Mix of good news and bad: Uganda, Egypt, Iraq

News briefs about countries with anti-gay laws, excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news. GOOD NEWS In Uganda, former prime minister and current presidential candidate Amama Mbazazi surprised many, stating he is against … Continue reading

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